VIP Riches is a Nektan-powered online casino that’s owned by 8Ball Games – an online bingo and casino operator which owns several other UK sites including Tidy Bingo, Cupid Slots, and So Many Slots.
Like other Nektan casino brands, VIP Riches boasts an extensive line-up of slots, table games, card games, instant wins, live dealer tables, and jackpot games. But, will it succeed in making you feel like a Very Important Person? Let’s find out!
VIP Riches is not as well-designed as some of the other brands that operate on Nektan software such as Gameburst. The main problem is that the homepage displays a very limited amount of information, and it’s not until you click on the red “View All” button (which actually refers to the selection of available games) that you’re redirected to a more meaningful page where you gain access to other sections such as promotions.
The website also seems quite sluggish and slow to respond to user actions, which leaves us wondering whether it runs on a cheaper operating budget than some of its sister sites which means it doesn’t have as much dedicated bandwidth.
Once you’ve navigated your way to the games lobby, it becomes much easier to find what you’re looking for. You can choose to view several different games categories such as Instant Win, Casino Games, and Live Dealer, look at the adverts and current promotions, log-in or sign-up, and contact the support team.
VIP Riches can be contacted via email (N.B., the site promises replies within 24 hours), telephone, and live help, the latter two of which operate between 08:00 and 00:00, seven days a week.
The current offer for new players at VIP Riches lets you claim a £500 (N.B., max.) welcome package and 100 free spins on Starburst. To get your hands on it, simply make three deposits of at least £10 each time, and you’ll receive a 100% match bonus (max. £100) and 25 free spins, a 100% match bonus (max. £200) and 25 free spins, and a 50% match bonus (max. £200) and 50 free spins respectively.
You can convert a maximum of four times the bonus amount awarded, and before you can withdraw any winnings, you must play through both your bonus and deposit thirty times.
VIP Riches publishes a mix of ongoing and one-off special offers on its Promotions page. Some examples of the kinds of deals that you may encounter are listed below:
Booster Bonus – get a 25% match deposit bonus of up to £100 when you deposit £10;
Winning Wednesday – claim a 15% win boost when you deposit £25 or more;
Free Spins Frenzy – enjoy up to 100 free spins on Starburst when you top up your account with £20 or above;
Cashback Weekend – claim 50% cashback (up to £100) when you deposit £20 or more.
Usually, we rate Nektan’s software 4 out of 5, but for some reason, VIP Riches suffers from slow load speeds, and hence we’ve taken one star away. The good news is that you can enjoy playing games in full-screen mode if you wish, and you also have the option to play everything except live casino games and progressive jackpot slots for fun instead of with real money.
The software also allows you to set deposit limits, view your transactions and game history, and request reality checks.
If you’re new to Netkan casinos, you might be unsure of whether mobile devices are supported or not as there’s no Mobile page or mention of playing with smartphones or tablets in the FAQ. However, as a sturdy mobile platform is on offer via the main VIP Riches website, we feel that it would be helpful if this were explained more clearly.
VIP Riches is regulated and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. SSL encryption, a secure URL, an independently tested and approved Random Number Generator, and transparent information on Fair Games and Privacy leave us in no doubt that VIP Riches is a safe, fair, and secure place to play.
The choice of games on offer is quite outstanding, and no less than twenty-three software suppliers contribute towards the available selection, including Nektan, NetEnt, Scientific Games, Microgaming, Elk Studios, IGT, Gamevy, and Lightning Box.
Player favourites range from Twin Spin Deluxe, Starburst, and Cleopatra to brand-new slots like Esqueleto Mariachi, Hotline, and Fortunes of Asgard.
There are many popular progressive jackpot slots to enjoy, including Divine Fortune, MegaJackpots Golden Goddess, and The Pig Wizard.
You can also try your hand at an excellent assortment of instant wins such as Fast Buck Lucky, Quick Fire Cash, Cash Buster Towers, Tripoll, and Big Money Slingo Bonus.
There’s also an impressive array of live dealer and casino games to explore, including Punto Banco, American Roulette, Live Caribbean Stud Poker, Dream Catcher, Blackjack Party, and Live Speed Roulette.
VIP Riches lets you add funds to your account using debit and credit cards, Paypal, Paysafecard, Boku, Neteller, and Skrill.
You can deposit £10 or more per transaction, and withdraw amounts of £20 and upwards.
The withdrawal process is a tad longwinded as it can take up to three business days for requests to be approved, and another seventy-two hours before your funds reach you.
Like other Netkan-powered casinos, VIP Riches runs what is known as the Privileged Club, which is a members-only scheme that you have to be invited to join. There’s not a lot of information published about the rewards that are available other than cashback, redeposit bonuses, free spins, and weekly bonuses.
The slow speed of the site is disappointing, but we appreciate that this could be due to temporary technical issues rather than a permanent problem. What’s more frustrating is that despite the first-class range of games and varied promotions, the brand name just does fit with what’s offered. If there are any VIP Riches to be found, they’re kept locked away until you meet the undisclosed entry criteria. So, if your reason for joining is to get the VIP treatment, you might be better off looking elsewhere.